City of Carbondale Parking

The City of Carbondale maintains 1,265 parking spaces downtown. Meter payment is enforced from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, unless otherwise noted on signage. The following code key can be used in conjunction with the metered parking lot map (PDF).

Lot Number
3 South Washing and East Mill Street
4 South Illinois Avenue and Lincoln Drive
303 S Illinois Avenue
7 108 North Illinois Avenue (Town Square Pavilion, No Meters)
8 611 S Illinois Avenue (Behind Fat Patties)
11 110 South Illinois Avenue (Across from Mary Lou's)
12 South Illinois Avenue (Amtrak)
13 413 South Illinois Avenue (Amtrak Station to College Street)
14 200 South Illinois Avenue (Carbondale Civic Center)
16 169 North Washington Street (Across from Tres Hombres)
19 149 South Washington Street (Across from Newell House)
23 100 East Jackson Street (Next to Longbranch)
24 South Renfro Street
25 209 South Illinois Avenue (Behind Christaudo's)
26 901 South Illinois Avenue (Behind Harbaugh's)


City Parking Ordiances can be found in the Carbondale Revised Code. Parking permits and special parking privileges are available by calling the Parking Division.

Violation Payment by Mail

  • Return the citation with your payment to the Parking Office
  • Write citation number on check
  • Make payment to City of Carbondale

Violation Payment In Person

Bring the citation with your payment to City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. After hours payment may be made at the payment box located on the Monroe Street entrance of City Hall.

Fine Schedule

Type of Violation
Fine if Paid Within 2 Days
Fine if Paid Within 3 to 13 Days
Fine if Paid Over 13 Days
Overtime Parking
$7 $10 $20
Illegal Parking
$10 $15 $20
Handicapped Parking
Not Applicable
$250 Not Applicable
Expired Registration
Not Applicable
$35 Not Applicable